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Chris Wilder doesn't get carried away by Sheffield United’s form

Sunday24 January 2021 | 14:15
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Sheffield United manager, Chris Wilder managed well after winning Plymouth in the FA Cup to guarantee the third victory in four matches.

At bottom of the Premier League right after a bad start to the campaign, the Blades have shone in the opening weeks of 2021.

Wilder

kept those successes in context, having also beaten Bristol Rovers, another third-tier team, and Newcastle before losing their previous match at home to Tottenham.

“Job done,”

he said after preparing a home fifth-round match with Bristol City.

“You look at an attitude and professionalism, apart from five minutes when we gifted them the opportunity to put a bit of pressure on us, which they took (when Panutche Camara scored for Plymouth in the 75th minute).

“But job done, through to next round and we crack on into obviously what is going to be a tough week for the players and the football club.”

Wilder

was questioned if things felt like they were moving in the right direction, he said:

“I think you’ve got to put it into perspective.

“Two of the teams that we beat are out of League One, so we got the job done and we needed those wins and we needed a big week last week.

“And generally, apart from the scoreline against Tottenham, we got it in the win (against Newcastle) and the performance in patches against Tottenham, and the Bristol Rovers performance and result.

“I thought for long periods we played well, dominated the ball, moved the ball around the pitch, created chances, just didn’t really put them to bed in the last bit which possibly we should have done.”

Plymouth boss, Ryan Lowe was satisfied with his players’ efforts against top-flight opposition.

“Certainly we take a lot of pride,”

Lowe said.

“They are a good team. They press very well, they keep the ball in the right areas. Their movement is something we will look at to advance for us in our league the way they do it.

“I’m disappointed we didn’t score in the first half, but in terms of Sheffield United they’re a fantastic outfit, fantastic manager and coaching staff."

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